The Duke Blue Devils got uncharacteristically crushed last night in Miami versus the Miami Hurricanes. I guess Miami got a bunch of good news yesterday -- a reprieve on their NCAA Notice of Allegations due to the NCAA's self-investigation of improprieties, and the joy of not just beating, but thumping the Blue Devils -- a team that everyone would dearly love to thump.
Tweet of the Morning:
- Kentucky Wildcat Football: 2014 Class Could be Epic // Wildcat Blue Nation
- Kentucky Sports Radio // Kentucky Football Recruiting Big Board
The problem for Barkley , Coach Cal and BBN is the NBA scouts have no questions or concerns about any of the three (5) star college recruits turned freshman at UK . The NBA GM's and front office personnel all across professional basketball have already firmly stamped all three for solid 1st round picks with Noel being heavily pushed for the # 1 pick overall .in that comment. Calipari is somewhat famous for a failure to follow throw on free throw problems.I think Calipari is trying to work on free throws. Poythress is now making them. Noel is improving, although he is not going to be a good free throw shooter this year. Goodwin definitely needs more work, he shoots the ball way too flat.
I will be in my seat for the next game, as will hundreds of other familiar faces in my section. We will cheer loudly for each great play and groan just as loudly when things go wrong. The only thing we won’t do is abandon this team.Written by a fan, acting like a fan should act.
More than halfway through this year's college basketball campaign, those of us who predicted back-to-back titles for the Wildcats don't have egg on our faces so much as Western omelets with a side of hash browns and bacon.Funny symbolism, that. I wasn't predicting back to back titles, but I did expect better than this. The good news is, I like omelets...
Other UK sports
- John Clay's Big Blue Links // John Clay's Sidelines
- The Morning Mix // Troy Machir, CollegeBasketballTalk
- Tom Leach // Thursday Links
Clint Hurtt facing NCAA sanctions, according to report // SBNation.com
This is a blow to Louisville if they have to dump Hurtt, although that's now far from certain with the NCAA investigating itself.
Honestly, Emmert just happened to be on watch when this blew up. This enforcement thing has been a problem for years. Too many NCAA enforcement staff take the view of law enforcement types, i.e. that everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Hopefully, sunlight will disinfect this bunch.
Discover Calls SEC Fans Most Loyal in College Football // Fox Business
Surprising only Big 10 fans, who can't stand anything SEC.
Kansas soars, Louisville slips in latest edition of Power Rankings // Luke Winn - SI.com
Has anyone noticed how Minnesota is sticking in the rankings?
So it’s disappointing that the response to useful research is to bury one’s head in the sand and ignore the influence of chance events on the outcome of close games. Seth can continue to do that, but if he was fair, he’d make the same criticism of Brad Stevens’ philosophy as he makes of mine.Got to love a nerd fight.
SEC: Florida stays unbeaten; LSU picks up first win // John Clay's Sidelines
That A&M loss looks worse and worse.
So, Wednesday night was wild // ESPN
Revisited: What is the worst loss by an eventual NCAA champ? // John Clay's Sidelines
Interesting, but probably irrelevant.
What does Wednesday’s blowout loss mean for No. 1 Duke? // CollegeBasketballTalk
I just have one question: Does Ryan Kelly's absence really make this much difference.
Hours after receiving a temporary reprieve of potential NCAA sanctions, the No. 25 Hurricanes went out and knocked off the nation's No. 1 team for the first time in school history with a 90-63 drubbing of top-ranked Duke at BankUnited Center.Not sure if this hurts or helps us, but there it is.
Other sports news
Outside Shot // Keith O'Brien
This book looks very interesting. Kentucky high school basketball may not be what it once was, but it still is a very big deal here.
"You have to be patient," Teague said. "I'm 19. I'm trying to grow as player and wait for my turn. Playing a lot of minutes in college and not getting to play as much is something I never experienced. But you have to fight through it."Perfect attitude.